A wonderful place to spend Christmas - exploring the Christmas Market of Bordeaux, children's tea parties, shimmering decorations, crackers and gifts under the Christmas tree...Great surprises await that will delight adults and children alike
Set amongst one of the most famous vineyards in the world - Chateau Smith Haute Lafite
The Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa is magnificent combining the benefits of the natural spring water from a well 540 metres deep and the natural benefits of the vines and grapes in their specialist treatments
With moderate winters and summers, this is a perfect place to visit in the Spring, Summer and Autumn. A spring in France provides the right climate for the picturesque green hills with pretty flowers and calm weather. April showers occur on occasion, but it is nothing an umbrella cannot handle. Spring and summer are especially lovely because of the beauty that these seasons bestow upon the French countryside, however, the Autumn months make travel and site seeing very doable - even with the occasional drizzle and chillier conditions in the evenings as the end of the Autumn draws in.
Les Sources de Caudalie is set amongst the world renowned vineyards of Chateau Smith Haute Lafite, Grand Crus Classe de Graves and is surrounded by vineyards and forests on the outskirts of Bordeaux.
Between vineyards and forests, only 20 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux, the architect Yves Collet has created Les Sources de Caudalie from scratch in beautiful contemporary buildings in tune with the surroundings.
Alice and Jérôme Tourbier have managed Les Sources de Caudalie for the past ten years in keeping with the values they hold dear: well-being, generosity, authenticity, high-quality service, and emotion. This hotel is a magical experience.
Each of the forty rooms and nine suites are located in five distinctive cottages, each taking its individual character from its name. Lovingly furnished, they all have a unique décor, featuring antiques, collectible furniture, and fine linens and curtains. Most of them have a terrace or a balcony with beautiful views of the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte's vineyards or on the lake. For a special occasion or family gathering there is their beautiful mansion, La Chartreuse du Thil.
The superb décor of Château Le Thil, a historic country house built in 1737 and set just a mile from Les Sources de Caudalie, is the epitome of refinement and authenticity. In each of the nine rooms, styles blend and contrast: Jaune Soleil or Rouge Merlot; Retour des Indes or Lascaux... their names evoke their atmosphere, full of surprises and contrast, antique furniture and the wonderful fabrics. The reception rooms open onto each other ideal for special occasions – and where NicolasMasse, Executive Chef of Les Sources de Caudalie, can create delicious lunches and gourmet dinners. It is surrounded by enchanting gardens and breakfast is served table d'hôte style and the restaurants of Les Sources de Caudalie, as well as the Caudalie spa, will be pleased to welcome you.
Whether you relax in their magnificent Spa, visit the gothic wonder of nearby Bordeaux, explore the surrounding area and vineyards of this magnificent wine region, spend a day in the market of St. Emilion or just enjoy the gastronomic secrets of their Michelin star chef in La Grand Vigne restaurant overlooking the lake and vineyards, this somewhere to stop and savour life. There is also La Table du Lavoir with its 18th-century roof timbers which offers delicious more simple 'bistrot' cuisine with original touches and seasonal variations.
The Confort rooms are 25m² each and the Prestige rooms 30m².
The Junior Suites offer space, elegance and comfort. All different, modelled on the history of the Aquitaine Region: back to the colonial past with Thomas Jefferson, discovering the Pays Basque in Espelette. Each has a cosy and warm living room. The Junior Suites are 35m² each.
The 40m² Suites are delightful with their own private terrace looking over the vineyards of the Château Smith Haut Lafitte or the hotel lake. The living room is a great place to relax while the bedroom offers the outmost cocoon to rest. Each has a specific and unique ambiance filled with treasures.The "Vent du Large" ("Sea Breeze") Suite is the most enchanting of them all. The colours of the room, purple and parma, and its chimney, more than welcome during the cold winter nights, are charming and luxurious. For families, the "Coeur des Sources" ("The Heart of the Sources") is an ideal place, with a master bedroom and a guest room overlooking the gardens and the vineyard, a living room, a dining room, two bathrooms and even a small kitchen. All rooms and suites are equipped with a bathroom with tub and shower, individual climate control, cable TV, wireless internet access, mini bar, safe and hairdryer.
The confort rooms are styled with antiques, collectible furniture and beautiful draperies and are around 25 square metres. Most of them have their own private terrace or balcony with beautiful views of the vineyard or lake. They are all equipped with a bathroom with tub and shower, individual climate control, cable TV, wireless internet access, mini bar, safe and hairdryer.
The Prestige rooms are styled with antiques, collectible furniture and beautiful draperies and are around 30 square metres. Most of them have their own private terrace or balcony with beautiful views of the vineyard or lake. They are all equipped with a bathroom with tub and shower, individual climate control, cable TV, wireless internet access, mini bar, safe and hairdryer.
These spacious suites have a bedroom and separate cosy living area. They are elegantly styled and cover around 35 square metres. They are all equipped with a bathroom with tub and shower, individual climate control, cable TV, wireless internet access, mini bar, safe and hairdryer.
These spacious suites have a bedroom, separate cosy living area and their own private terrace overlooking the vineyards. They are elegantly styled and cover around 40 square metres. They are all equipped with a bathroom with tub and shower, individual climate control, cable TV, wireless internet access, mini bar, safe and hairdryer.
The first Vinothérapie® Spa is located at the heart of Les Sources de Caudalie in an environment of rare beauty amidst the vineyards. It offers a full range of exclusive treatments that combine the virtues of naturally warm spring water, rich in minerals and trace elements drawn from more than 540 meters underground, with the very latest scientific findings on the benefits of the vine and its grapes.
Les Sources de Caudalie Spa with its hotel nestles deep in the grounds of the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte estate, it overlooks Graves Grand Cru Classé vines that stretch away as far as the eye can see. In 2011, the Les Sources de Caudalie Spa was voted the second best Spa in the Overseas Spa Retreats category by Condé Nast Traveller. It is a magical place decorated with an eclectic mix of natural materials and fabrics, combining stone and wood that give the treatment rooms and reception areas their unique charm, all set against the backdrop of the vineyards.
The Spa is all about relaxing and letting their Vinotherapists’ expert hands take care of your body in an elegant atmosphere from which you will emerge refreshed and rested. Little extra: A hot spring located 540 meters beneath your feet gushing water rich in trace elements and minerals.
Cooking classes, wine tasting classes and the journey on the Arcachon bay by boat.
Set off from Les Sources de Caudalie on foot, by bicycle, or by car to discover the neighbouring Great Growths in the Graves, as well as those in the Médoc, Sauternes, Pomerol, and Saint-Emilion depending on your wish. Visit the Christmas markets of Bordeaux in December and sample their gourmet Christmas or New Year package in this magical hotel.
Just a 20-minute drive from Bordeaux city centre, Bordeaux Mérignac airport and Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station.
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